Matt Scullion is a singer and a songwriter whose most recent album is Aussie As Vol. II. His songs are not, however, confined to his albums as he’s one of Australian country music’s most prolific songwriters and in-demand co-writers – his name constantly pops up on credits. In the case of his latest single ‘From the Ashes’, taken from Aussie As Vol. II, his co-writer was Col Finley, who himself has an extensive musical history. Finley recorded the song with Scullion, and was meant to join him for this interview but unfortunately couldn’t make it at the last minute. So I decided to take the opportunity to ask Scullion about his songwriting, and he had some fascinating things to say that are relevant for songwriters new and established. You can watch that chat on YouTube or listen in Soundcloud.